The Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship Award

The Kincaid Rural Emergency Care Memorial Scholarship offers annual scholarships (in the amount of $1000) to graduate students in pursuit of specialty education in emergency care.  Established in 2020, this award is offered in memory of Kyle Kincaid, DNP, FNP, ENP for his long-standing efforts in ENP leadership, innovation & advocacy.

2023 Award Application 

Applicants must be licensed as a registered nurse, have at least one semester of classes completed and be scheduled to complete an eligible NP program between fall (December) and summer (August). Submission Opens July 1 and closes October 31 each year.

Award recipients must demonstrate

  • financial needs
  • prior academic achievement (minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
  • a commitment to rural & underserved communities
  • leadership qualities
  • US citizenship

*Priority selection will be given to applicants from the state of Texas, and applicants who are first-generation college students.

Award recipients

  • may attend graduate academic ENP programs anywhere in the United States
  • must continue to make satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for continued scholarship funding. Their overall cumulative GPA cannot fall below a 3.0.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Not be a member of the AAENP Board of Directors or a relative of a current AAENP Board Member or State Representative.
  • Not be an AAENP staff member or be related to an AAENP staff member.
  • Must have at least one semester of your current program completed.
  • Must complete your program between fall (December) 2021 and summer (August) 2022.

Eligible Disciplines

Applicants should be enrolled in one of these academic disciplines:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner Track).
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s or BSN to DNP).
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.

Supporting Documents

To apply, please provide these additional documents with your application:

  • Current CV or Résumé.
  • Copy of Your NP Program of Study
  • Copy of Your Most Recent Official, Certified Transcript.
  • Description of post-graduation intent regarding rural and/or underserved work engagement.
  • Two current, professional letters of support that speak to your academic potential and professional experiences.

* The U.S. Department of Education defines a "first-generation college student" as:

  1. An individual both of whose parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree; or
  2. In the case of any individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one parent, an individual whose only such parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree.

Distribution of Funds

Scholarship will go directly to the institution on the student’s behalf.

Past Recipients

2021 Cherri Potts - Samford University
2020 Benjamin Woodard - Yale University